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Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# French

Last year
Irish coaches excited by 'French flair' of highly-rated centre Frisch
Meanwhile, Ulster scrum-half Michael McDonald is out to impress in South Africa.
Polls open in first round of France’s presidential election
President Emmanuel Macron is seeking a second five-year term, with a strong challenge from the far right.
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Munster look to make most of big crowd in Limerick for Castres clash
Johann van Graan’s side are still bouncing from their rousing win over Wasps.
French fishermen block ports in spat with UK
Fishing crews blocked ports and ferry traffic across the Channel in the continuing row over post-Brexit fishing licences.
Premier Sports to show live Top 14 action from this weekend after securing rights for Ireland and UK
The coverage will begin with four live matches and a highlights show.
France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to one year in jail for corruption
Sarkozy was handed a three-year prison sentence of which two years are suspended.
France places seven more regions on high alert for Covid-19
There are now 28 ‘red zones’ where authorities can impose exceptional measures to slow the number of new cases.
Huge fire breaks out at chemical plant in northern France
The fire broke out in the early hours of this morning.
A number of calls made to exams commission over 'muffled' sound during Leaving Cert French exam
One student said students resorted to guessing the answers on the exam.
'Three hours of jiggling butts': Cannes film sparks scandal over its depiction of women's bodies
The film was directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, who directed Blue Is The Warmest Colour.
Doctors begin switching off life support in hugely controversial French case
The man’s parents have repeatedly launched court action to keep him alive — in defiance of his wife and five siblings who are in favour of his right to die.
French billionaires pledge hundreds of millions of euro to help rebuild Notre Dame
The restoration is expected to take a number of years.
Second-half surge sees Connacht earn bonus-point victory over 14-man Perpignan
The Irish province ran in five tries at the Stade Aime Giral this evening.
Six detained over suspected 'violent plot' against President Macron
They are all linked to extreme right movements.
Banksy 'blitzes' Paris with graffiti murals commemorating 1968 student revolt
Stencilled images in the style of the mysterious British graffiti star began appearing on walls across the French capital last week.
At 100 years old, this French woman drinks, dances, and has run the same bar for half a century
Marie-Louise Wirth wouldn’t dream of giving up her bar in northern France.
Over 1,400 Leaving Cert papers were given a better mark after student appeals
Honours English and Biology were easily the most appealed subjects in 2017.
Pensioner saves bus from plunging into ravine in Austrian Alps
Nine people were hospitalised in the accident.
Singer dies after apparent 'electrocution' at French festival
Barbara Weldens died while performing at a festival in the southwest of France yesterday.
Calls for Paris black feminist festival to be stopped for 'banning white people' from certain areas
Four-fifths of the festival area will be set aside as a “non-mixed” space “for black women,” according to its website in French.
Here's how Leaving Cert students did in French, Russian and Japanese
Some performed very well, while others struggled with basic vocabulary.
'France decides': Everything you need to know about this weekend's presidential election
Macron or Le Pen? The French people will decide what path their future will take tomorrow.
Two policemen shot by suspected radical Islamist on French Indian Ocean island
The overseas territory of Reunion is in the Indian Ocean.
Alcohol, cannabis and cocaine found in blood of Paris airport attacker
Investigators are still trying to understand what motivated Saturday’s assault by 39-year-old Ziyed Ben Belgacem.
Twist in case of missing French family as brother-in-law 'admits killings'
The case is thought to centre on a dispute over an inheritance.
Marine Le Pen could be prosecuted for tweeting photos of Islamic State killings
The European Parliament lifted immunity from prosecution today.
'Telling me I have to switch off p*****s me off': France gets to grips with its new work emails law
Since 1 January, French companies with more than 50 employees must work up a charter defining employees’ right to switch off.
'Unacceptable and false': French PM slams New York Times article about Muslim women in France
The women who were interviewed spoke of discrimination and “persecution”.
A group of French tourists stuck up this class note when driving around Galway
“we do not have the habit of driving on the left”
French media say they'll no longer use terrorists' photos to avoid 'glorification'
Their decision comes as the French prosecutors identified the second man involved in the killing of a priest in Normandy.
Nonu ruled out of Top 14 final after this nasty head clash last weekend
Don’t panic Toulon fans, Mathieu Bastareaud will play instead.
French people have completely fallen in love with Irish fans at the Euros
“Les rois de l’ambiance.” The kings of atmosphere!
Irish Euro fans face travel chaos after airlines cancel French flights
Aer Lingus and Ryanair flights have been affected.
Heading to the Euros? Here's all the French you need*
Officials from UCC set to travel to Spain to assist Irish hurt in bus crash
Seven Italians are among the dead.
Two French teenage girls who attempted to go to Syria to join Isis returned home
The mother of one of the girls said she had caught her daughter trying to leave for Syria two years ago.
French people are calling this photo of a stack of crepes an 'act of war'
Mon Dieu!
The French justice minister has quit after a huge row about terrorism
She didn’t agree with government plans to strip French-born terrorists of their citizenship.
France's far-right makes major gains in first election since shooting attacks
President Francois Hollande’s Socialist party has been struggling for support.
Ireland offers support as UN unanimously approves 'all necessary measures' against IS
A man suspected of scouting targets for Islamic State before last week’s terror attacks in Paris has been arrested in Turkey this morning.